Combining the art of design, production and creation, studying architecture will equip you with all the necessary skills to pursue a career within the sector. You will develop your design skills and build a strong portfolio of design experience.
At postgraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Master of Science (MSc), or a Master of Architecture (MArch). Further study will award research degrees such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
The majority of architecture courses will be accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). You will need to gain this accreditation in order to become a professional architect, and normally comes in two parts. Undergraduate degrees are normally RIBA Part 1, and postgraduate degrees are normally RIBA Part 2. This accreditation means that architectural education is somewhat standardised.
A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete.
Your institution may offer part-time study options, which usually means that your degree will take one to three years.
Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.
Typical Annual Tuition Fees
- Postgraduate - £10,500
During a postgraduate degree, such as an MSc, you will build on the skills and knowledge you gained at undergraduate level. The modules you study will cover the more complex and specialist areas of architecture. You will explore both traditional and contemporary concepts of the subject area. Modules and specialisms might include site studies and planning, modernism, brutalism, art deco design, building technology, and values and ethics of architecture. Assessment methods might include written work, advanced design projects and a major research project or thesis.